John Eidson, writer, analyst for energy, climate change, government policies, retired electrical engineer, independent voter: Many pro-nuclear advocates insist that the whole world can have nuclear power in fifty years because Belgium, Canada, China, Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, the USA have had considerable success. This does not consider that the nuclear design and construction industry in the West looks like some of America's abandoned inner cities, America's nuclear power plans have been destroyed by anti-nuclear extremists like John Holdren, Thomas Cochran and Frank von Hippel, America's regulatory agencies aim to make nuclear as expensive as possible and what began as Atoms For Peace ignores that throughout history mankind has been out to kill and conquer. New designs should include this aspect. John Eidson describes the situation in the United States since the 1970s.
John Eidson, writer, analyst for energy, climate change, government policies, retired electrical engineer, independent voter: From where did the money come that funded China's dramatic makeover from a Third World backwater to an economic and military superpower? Trillions of dollars used to finance its spectacular ascendancy was willingly handed over by its greatest patron: the United States of America. But don’t blame China for the trade imbalances. Its leaders were just doing what a nation's leaders are expected to do: negotiate the best deal they can get. If the country on the other side of the table is willing to absorb an epic thrashing in the process, so much the better. And the voluntary thrashing America took lasted 28 consecutive years, from 1989 to 2017, a period when much of America’s manufacturing base was allowed to sell-out its workers by offshoring production.
John Eidson, writer, analyst for energy, climate change, government policies, retired electrical engineer, independent voter: When Gov. Lamm finished his speech, the conference room was silent, as everyone in the overflow audience realized that what they’d just heard was being methodically carried out by the post-1960s Democratic Party in its ongoing attempt to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” through multiculturalism and massive immigration.
John Eidson, writer, analyst for energy, climate change, government policies, retired electrical engineer, independent voter: The next time a drought visits California, and one will, you can bet the farm that the peddlers of climate doom at the LA Times won’t remind readers that the previous drought ended in a spectacular fashion that demonstrated the remarkable resilience of Mother Nature to withstand brutal conditions for 5 long years, and then stick it to the doomsayers by strutting her stuff with a wildflower super bloom for the ages. Bottom line: Mother Nature 1, Doomsayers 0. To the doomsayers, climate history is a most inconvenient truth, which is why they leave no stone unturned at trying to conceal it from voters.